Sepp - Butterfly. 10. This originally hand-colored entomology engraving is from Jan Christian Sepp's Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minst geachte schepzelen. Of Nederlandsche Insecten, naar hunne aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijke gedaantewisseling en andere wetenswaardige bijzonderheden... The work began publication by Sepp in Amsterdam in 1762. The work was continued in a second and third series out to 1928. The stipple engraving featured here is on watermarked, chain-linked paper and from the earlier part of the publication. Dimensions: 6 1/2@ by 9 3/4”. Please find more items up for auction this Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST. Link in bio. For any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. #butterflies#antiques#antiqueprints#engraving#entomology#entomologyart#invaluable#invaluableauctions
Dancing like a spider! . . On the door of @viviana.tellaroli 's shack, I couldn't help but notice this tunnel built with spider silk. Such constructions are a common sight all over the world- they are the signature lairs of several spider species, from the notorious funnel-web spiders to the tarantula wolf spider (Lycosa tarantula), likely responsible for this burrow here. The name "tarantula", now generally used for spiders in the infraorder Mygalomorphae, originally referred to this species. In fact, wolf spiders were particularly abundant in the surroundings of the city of Taranto, in Southern Italy, where it was believed that their venom caused uncontrollable spasms in the victim- a syndrome known as "tarantism". This underlies the origin of tarantella, a popular folk dance in the region to this day! However, the bite of this spider is most often harmless to humans-there is absolutely no need to kill them, especially because they serve as a free pest control. I love how animals have been influencing human life throughout history even in the most unexpected of ways! . . . #spider#spiders#spidersofinstagram#wolfspider#tarantula#burrow#web#silk#animalsofinstagram#animals#zoology#biology#entomology#science#scicomm#folklore#tradition#taranto#puglia#italy#tarantism#tarantella#dance#venom#venomous#bite#nature#people#history#culture
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The one on the left is a male and the one on the right is a freshly molted female. During that time they are extremely vulnerable to predation since their exoskeleton is so soft. @leerichardsonzoo #insects#entomology
This morning a beautiful butterfly 🦋 was born. Gently it left the safety of its spectacular and delicate cocoon to enter this world. All Willow wanted to do was to stay home and watch the butterfly take its 1st step and help it to take flight into the big wide blue open sky. 🙏🏻Carefully and mindfully she placed the butterfly in our herb garden and said goodbye reluctantly.... and went to school. This afternoon the butterfly is still there....resting on the same leaf, swaying in the warm breeze... Willow is filled with so much happiness and joy. 💗Very precious to witness this.. Willow and I are so grateful to be part of this butterflies new beginning on this planet... We will savour this moment forever in our hearts. 💗Something so simple, yet so so miraculous and transformational. There are so many blessings every we look. 🙏🏻🦋💗😊 Tag your friends who need to see this. For more 👉 Follow us! 👉 Thank you so much 👌🏻👌🏻 Credit to 👉 @isabellemaryfitzgerald
Follow @bugfreaks - Thought out highways were crowded? Army ants clump together to create a super road of insects just to cross a river. In some cases when the branches run out of length or certain situations arise, they can even use their own bodies to stretch around the jungle. This crazy teamwork working alongside their piercing mandibles makes this species one of the most devastating forces in all of the jungle. Via: @wandering_ant • • • • #bug#insect#bugsofinstagram#insectsofinstagram#entomology#ant#ants#antsofinstagram#armyant#jungleant • • • ⚠️This post is not intended for copyright infringement purposes. DM if you want me to take it down.